For all of the cards I use WPlus9's 'Whole Lotta' Happy' and I used the heart shaped balloon from the set.
First up, is a card that was based on Jennifer McGuire's 'Pop Up Multi Embossing' technique. I used the stamp 'straight' so to speak for this one.
The first thing involved, was to stamp and emboss the sentiment on to a card front, I used one of the sentiments from the set and heat embossed with WOW 'Platinum' embossing powder, the next step was to stamp the balloon on to a scrap of card and stamp part of the sentiment again across the front of the balloon and then heat emboss that with a different colour powder and for this, I just chose to do it in white.
Next, I fussy cut the balloon - as I didn't want a white border, which I would have got if I used the dies - then I mounted the balloon on foam tape and lined it up with the sentiment on the card front.
Finally, I took the ink pad directly to the edge of the card base to colour match it with the balloon, this was done in Simon Says Stamp, 'Schoolhouse Red' and stamped the balloon string. The finishing touches were a few shapes from a Winnie and Walter stamp set. This is the first card.
The second card was using Kristina Werner's 'Repeated Pattern Background' technique, in which you take the same stamp and use it for a pattern. For this one, I double inked the balloon with two red colours, Hero Arts Shadow Inks in 'Red Royal' and 'Pale Tomato', but before stamping I wiped the little 'endy bit' . . . what do you call it . . . with a cloth so I just had a heart, instead of a heart shaped balloon. I stamped that repeatedly in rows across the bottom portion of the card and filled in some gaps with the star image from the set in Hero Arts Shadow Ink, in 'Butter Bar'.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from Altenew's, 'Label Love' stamp set and cut it out into a little banner and added that to the front of the card on foam tape, to give it a little lift. I also added some drops from a black Perlen Pen. This is the second card.
For the third and last card, I chose to do Julie Ebersole's, 'Clever Use Of Stamps' and for this I marked the center of the card with a pencil and multi inked the stamp again, this time using Colorbox Pigment Inks in 'Marigold' and 'Orange' and stamped it three more times to form a flower, then I stamped a circle in the center with Colorbox, 'Scarlet'. I finished this card with one of the sentiments from the same stamp set and a die cut, also from the same set and here is the finished card.
After all this work I think I'd like to enter these into a couple of challenges. These are, CASology - Week 131 - Birthday and Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
If you have stayed with me up until now, I marvel in your patience and thank you from the bottom of my heart! I appreciate all your comments and will reciprocate where possible! have a great week! Hazel xx